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Windows 2K8 R2 in AD environment not allowing SMB connections

I've got 2 Windows2k8R2 VMs. One is the domain controller, the other one is a TS server. Both have network discovery and file sharing enabled. Currently the TS server is not allowing any SMB ...
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Server unable to browse shares on itself

Having a rather weird issue with our 2008 Domain Controller When on the server itself and attempting to browse via explorer to \\server or \\192.168.1.1 we get an error message saying : "\\SERVER is ...
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Allowing unpermitted group to access share - Windows 7

I've been a Linux sysadmin and am new to Windows so I apologize for the n00b question. I have two groups lets call them "Students" and "Professors". Students are very restricted, however professors ...
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How did I get this Windows share to prompt for login?

Or: "Is this a thing? And how would I check if it was?" In an environment without a Domain Controller, when accessing a share on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, from a remote computer without a ...
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Shares Not working

I'm running a ms server 2012 box acting as a file server, I've set up 4 shares (IT SECURITY PUBLIC HR) to start out with each share has its corresponding group as full permissions to the folder ...
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Create a share on iscsi drive in Windows Server 2012

I am brand new to server administration but I don't belive im trying to do anything to exotic I have a windows server 2012 (standard) and a drobo 800i My goal is to setup company shares on the ...
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Mac clients accessing a Windows NTFS share resetting permissions at deeper folder levels. Why?

Here's the setup: Windows 2008 server c:\share folder with the following permissions (read, read/write are not important at this point, I don't think): User1 User2 c:\share\add_user3 folder with ...
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Bizarre permission inheritance logic windows 2008

Could someone explain this bizarre behaviour? I manage a handful of servers connected to a much larger Active Directory network. All the Windows shares on our servers have a mixture of local account ...
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Windows 8 Client unable to open specific folder of SMB share from OSX Mountain Lion Server - every other share from same server is fine

After spending almost 3 days on this issue without any idea how to solve it or finding similar problems on serverfault and other communities, I guess I have to open a question. Here's the problem: We ...
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Is there an alternative to Samba when it comes to sharing folders between Linux and Windows systems? [closed]

Let's assume I have two workstations. Workstation A is a Debian GNU/Linux based system with a bandwidth of approximately 100 MBit/s (up). Workstation B is a Microsoft Windows 7 based system with a ...
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Weird Issue on 2008/2008R2 Shares using SMB2

Having a very odd issue in which when connecting to shares from 2008 or 2008 R2 servers that are hosted by a 2008 or 2008 R2 server the files added to a folder will not always appear to update right ...
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How could I determine which SMB client/session has a specific file open on a Server 2008R2 Windows file server?

What I need is a way to associate a client name or IP address with an open file, so that I can cleanly close the file for maintenance. NET SESSION doesn't show the names of open files and NET FILE ...
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Solaris 11.1 smb share pam.conf

I would like to enable an SMB share on Solaris 11.1 x64 My steps: pkg install service/filesystem/smb svcadm enable -r smb/server echo "other password required pam_smb_passwd.so.1 nowarn" >> ...
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smb share takes forever to connect to from Mac OS X 10.7-8

Ive got a dozen users and half of them take forever to connect to the smb share coming from a windows server 2008 r 2 standard server. Some users instantly connect with no issue. These Mac OS X ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Share via name not working, but IP does work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Configure Windows Machine to Allow File Sharing with DNS Alias I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server running AD and DNS. I modified the hosts file so that ...
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Why are hidden Windows shares not really hidden?

I've been taught that by appending a dollar sign to a share name, Windows would make it invisible to clients. And indeed, on Windows you can't see shares ending in a dollar sign; you have to type the ...
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Network behavior of slow Windows shared storage

I have got on my hands 3 Windows XP file servers (their sole purpose is their SMB share) running on a office with about 50 users. The workload is only office usage: they use it to store and share ...
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Can access Windows 2008 share directly; write protected when using mapped drives

I have a non-domain network with a Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation here. All shares except one work flawlessly, with the users having the correct rights. This happens from BOTH clients, one a ...
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How efficient is a file move on the same fileshare?

From a windows208r2 client connected to a SMB/CIFS share, I move a file from one directory to another directory on the same network share. Does windows send a "move" command to the share, or does ...
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Is Samba good for anything in a pure Unix/Linux network?

I'm learning for the LPIC exam which includes a section about Samba. I'm asking myself, whether there is any meaningful or useful application for Samba in a pure Unix/Linux network without any Windows ...
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Why does windows (file) explorer try to connect to port 80 (http) instead just using smb?

Background: On an almost freshly installed pc I get a message along the lines of : "windows cannot find some-file-server-name. Check the spelling and try again"... when trying to access any ...
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How to mount a windows administrative share on linux via SMB

I'm currently trying to mount a windows shared drive under linux. The machine is using windows 7 and by default it shares all windows drives if you login as an administrator. I've been able to login ...
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Re-label Windows Volumes to get round re-creating all shares

I am in the process of migrating all the data from one (1 TB) volume (not C:) on an AD server to a new 4 TB one. I have copied all the data including the FolderRedirection and Profile stuff as well as ...
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Windows 8 and SMB2 Issues

We're playing with the consumer preview of Windows 8 and having issues accessing some network shares in our environment. Basically, when I attempt to access a share directly ...
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Windows XP cannot execute binary file on Network Share

I'm having a Network Share provided by a Mac OS X Lion Server on a recent Mac Mini Server (CIFS / SMB); mounting the share in Windows (XP) is no problem, reading and writing neither. But when ever I ...
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Windows Host File - SMB Network Share using host entry that points to local machine

I am doing something a little creative with our server. We are building a preloaded image of our server software. Sometimes our customers ask that we can store the data over a network share, and ...
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Windows 7 + OSX 10.7 Server: all files created by Windows users have permissions -rwx------

Here's my setup: I have one Mac Mini Server running OSX 10.7 Server set up as my network's primary file server. (I just finished installing it yesterday afternoon.) It shares files to 10 or so ...
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Stale directory contents and “net use”

I have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 machines. Occasionally I see that when I open a file share with net use, the contents are stale. The scenario is: net use Z: \\192.168.0.100\c$ Add a file to a ...
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Duplicating a file on a Windows fileshare

I have a client-side application which modifies a data file on a file share. Essentially every time the application runs I'd like to back up the data file to a backups folder on the share. ...
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How to force Windows to prompt for credentials while accessing share

By default when I access some computer's share ( typing \\hostname in Windows Explorer ) Windows passes credential of my current user. It prompts for credentials only when current user's credentials ...
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Prevent owner to change permissions on network share

we have a Sun Storage Appliance (7110) with a SMB/CIFS share configured. It is joined to our Active Directory. What I am trying to accomplish is: ordinary Domain Users (builtin AD-group) should have ...
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Using DFS roots as shared folders

I am curious if I can use DFS roots as shared folders without using any DFS links. Some background: I like the idea of using DFS for name abstraction. By using domain-based namespaces, I can abstract ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 - Copying files to SMB share results in access denied

I've setup the server. Opendirectory LDAP is running. Created a group called ArchitectureOffice and i've got 4 accounts as members of that group. Created a folder on the Server HD under Shared Items, ...
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permanent NAS-mount in Ubuntu - wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock

My network drive shows up in the file browser, just like my external usb-harddrive. Moving, running and editing files works. Hovering over it shows smb://lacie-2big/nasdisk . BUT, when I want to save ...
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IRPStackSize and Accessing Windows 7 Shares from Windows XP clients

I received a new Windows 7 workstation (replacing an older Windows 7 workstation) and started running into errors accessing my file shares from Windows XP machines. I get various errors that seem to ...
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Windows Vista/7 dropping Mac Server share points

My Windows Vista and Windows 7 clients are having problems maintaining access to SMB shares on a Mac server. The initial connection to the server appears to be OK, as the Windows clients can see all ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard: Locks MS Office files, but not Adobe .AI and .PSD files?

We have some shares setup on a Windows 2003 R2 server, and the MS Office files people save behave properly: The first person to open the file gets read/write, and the second person to open the file ...
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Automatically mounting a network share as Shared Resource

we're running an ActiveDirectory environment (Windows 2008 Server, XP Clients) and want to have some shares listed as Shared Resources under the Network Neighbourhood. I do not want to map it to a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Shared folders are very slow when uploading files

I have a little problem, I have a server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition with the File Service installed, and a client with Windows 7 Pro. Everything works fine but the file transfert ...
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Why do my network shares disappear?

I have a server on my network; let's call it MyServer. I run a utility on my workstation that copies files to MyServer and then writes a log file that says whether or not the files were copied ...
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Repeated SMB QUERY_PATH_INFO Packets for Windows file share

This is related to my previous question here, but I have narrowed it down and want to open another one. I have windows 2000 server on its own domain, there is no trust between the clients domain and ...
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“Network Name Cannot Be Found” for Reachable Host

Client: Windows XP SP3 running under VMWare Fusion 2.0.1 with Bridged Networking under MacOS 10.5.8. Server: Windows Server 2008 x64 SP1 I can ping the server, I can RDP to the server. I can't ...
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Long pause when accessing DFS namespace

We've recently migrated our Windows network to use DFS for shared files. DFS is working well, except for one annoying problem: users experience a significant delay when they try to access a DFS ...
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Max (practical) files per folder on a Windows file share?

I support an internal application that stores files on a Windows Server 2003 SP2 file share. Because of how it is currently configured to store files, one folder has ~116,000 files in it (another has ...
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Preventing Mac OS X clients from polluting Windows shares with resource forks

When Mac OS X clients copy files in a Windows share, they'll create some files like .DS_Store and ._ prefixed hidden files (that I think store resource forks of the files). How can I prevent ...